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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 201 0020
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Ranked #1 of 80 Attractions in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The beauty of the Scrovegni Chapel cannot be explained. Such an amazing example of Giotti's work. You'll be in awe and I would not miss this opportunity. Be sure to buy tickets in advance and do not be late. If you miss your tour you will need to buy new tickets for another day. Go a bit early and explore... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A small chapel in the center of Padua, in the middle of Romans ruins contains full murals by Giotto describing the life of Jesus. It is really a must see and a destination place. Giotto revolutionized the european painting by introducing perspective and this, probably together with the frescoes in Assisi, is is best work. The paintings, or murals, are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

No matter how many coffee-table art books on the early Renaissance you may have glimpsed, nothing can quite prepare you for that first, awe-inspiring glimpse of Giotto's masterpiece, which revolutionized western art with its naturalism and eye for the special, telling gesture. It is impossible to convey in words the beauty of these frescoes. Seeing them up close, with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you are interested in art, you must see this. You have to watch a 15 minute video before you can access the chapel, but the paintings are, as a consequence, beautifully preserved. Also, booking is essential - this can be done online.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Scrovengni Chapel is a must visit if in the vicinity. A day trip from Venice or Verona to see the chapel and other sites in Padua should be on anybody's itinerary, but a night or two to absorb the sites is recommended. The visit to the chapel is well organized and it is best to book in advance as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On a whim, we took a day trip to Padua from Venezia. We knew we wanted to visit the chapel, and because we were already in Italy, we booked online the night before. We almost gave up because the booking process was taking forever, but I am glad we did not. They are very strict about pre-booking -- I don't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

beautiful. that's all. people who like architecture will be enjoyed it. interesting to go such place. walkin' along this beautifull streets is wonderfull.

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My wife and I have traveled all over Italy and in our opinion this is one of the MUST SEE sights in Italy. You can almost touch the frescoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had booked our tickets online a couple of months prior to visiting and were eagerly waiting the visit to Scrovegni and thought we knew what to expect but it far surpassed our expectations. We arrived well ahead of time to collect our tickets and had time to watch a multimedia presentation about the Chapel and its history. To maximise... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful Giotto frescoes, well worth the trip from Venice which took 20 minutes by train and was 3 Euros return! The chapel is 5 minutes walk directly straight from the station. They try and sell you a combined ticket for the small museum next to the chapel and one across the road. Which is fine if you are interested in... More

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